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Families pray for victims and defendant as capital murder trial begins

United in Christ Against Violence hosted a prayer Monday inside the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce to remember the eight victims of the deadly rampage on Memorial Day weekend in 2017 on the same day that jury selection began in DeSoto County for the capital murder trial of Willie Cory Godbolt. Several dozen people gathered to pray for the victims’ families, jurors, law enforcement, Circuit Judge David Strong, attorneys and the defendant.